This 140-acre park is home to over 250 exotic and endangered species in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. The zoo was founded by Dr John Knowles, opening in 1972.
He sold a Rolls Royce to buy some zebras. Within a few years of its establishment, it became an important breeding centre for several species, some, such as the Mongolian wild horse was already extinct in the wild whilst others, such as the snow leopard and Siberian tiger were close to extinction as species.
Six miles from The Flower Pots, "Intech" is an exciting family destination. The Winchester Science Centre has the largest standalone planetarium in the UK and is one of the South of England's premier interactive scientific educational venues.
Open seven days a week, Intech provides exciting, hands-on science experiences to spark curiosity and inspire the next generation of great scientists!